Hindu Temple bars entry of flooded low-caste Hindus

Geek

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
KARACHI: Standing under the fancy canopy of a makeshift tent near a Gauchar, where sacred cows stand and Hindus feed them as part of religious rituals, 10-year-old Sumela and her cousin Deepa reminiscence about their village, where every year they enjoyed the celebrations of Janmashtami, an important religious festival marking the birth of Lord Krishna.

Fate has forced them to stay silent on such an important Hindu festival, which was celebrated on Wednesday, as it was not possible to celebrate the occasion with the same vigour in a relief camp. Both cousins remember how every year they enjoyed the celebrations with special foods, however, at the relief camp, they were being given boiled rice and gram.

The girls, with their families, shifted to a flood relief camp in Swami Narain Temple in Karachi set up by local Hindus, after floodwaters inundated their town completely. Both girls are close friends and residents of Mirpur Bathoro, a small town in Thatta district, which is located in the Indus delta region and being at the end, it is the worst affected district of Pakistan.

Not only Sumela and Deepa, another 250,000 Hindus of Sindh, who left their native villages and towns and shifted to relief camps after the flood, could not celebrate the religious festival of Janmashtami. The celebrations comprising special foods, prayers, visits to temples, religious rituals, recitation of bhajans and fasting, which are supposed to be an essential part of the festival, are impossible to arrange at the relief camps.

Pakistan Hindu Foundation (PHF), a representative body of Pakistani Hindus, has estimated that floods have severely affected 250,000 Hindus living near the Indus River and forced them to leave their native places.

The last national census stated that with a population of 3 million, Hindus are the biggest religious minority in the country while a majority of them are peasants, living in different districts of the Mirpurkhas division.

Around 0.6 million Hindus live in the northern districts of Sindh while 250,000 were displaced from Kashmor, Jacobabad and Shikarpur, and have been shifted to camps, said PHF president DM Maharaj.

Most of them preferred to stay away from relief camps and rushed to temples, but the majority of them were poor and the so-called upper caste Hindus did not allow them to enter the temples.

Jaitan Bai, a Baghari by caste, was sitting outside the Swami Narain Temple but the temple management and Pakistan Hindu Council officials have barred her family from entering the temple. She alleged that she was disallowed because of her caste.

250,000 Sindhi Hindus forced to migrate by floods
 

Geek

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
I remember few days ago one of Indian members made a post that Hindu flood victims are not treated equally by government of Pakistan, what would they say about this??
 

gazoomartian

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
I remember few days ago one of Indian members made a post that Hindu flood victims are not treated equally by government of Pakistan, what would they say about this??

yes I remember that too. and where is that member? should read this news
 

dil-se-desi

MPA (400+ posts)
I remember few days ago one of Indian members made a post that Hindu flood victims are not treated equally by government of Pakistan, what would they say about this??

It would be better if newspaper could get temple management version for not letting others in
Before concluding anything.
If discrimination found in that ,they should be punished
According to pak LAW
OR it could a conspiracy theory to provoke low cast
Hindus and convince them for conversion by projecting
One way story.
 

Night_Hawk

Siasat.pk - Blogger
It would be better if newspaper could get temple management version for not letting others in
Before concluding anything.
If discrimination found in that ,they should be punished
According to pak LAW
OR it could a conspiracy theory to provoke low cast
Hindus and convince them for conversion by projecting
One way story.
Conspiracy theory for conversion !(clap)
 

Geek

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
It would be better if newspaper could get temple management version for not letting others in
Before concluding anything.
If discrimination found in that ,they should be punished
According to pak LAW
OR it could a conspiracy theory to provoke low cast
Hindus and convince them for conversion by projecting
One way story.

He must be genius who published this story in english newpaper to provoke low caste Hindus. ;)
No offence buddy, but as far as i know even in India low caste Hindus are not allowed to enter the temples for upper caste Hindus. so please come out of this conversion story. lol
 

dil-se-desi

MPA (400+ posts)
Conspiracy theory for conversion !(clap)

Jaitan bai ne bola AUR daily time ne chhap diya....without getting temple management's exp*****ion on this issue.

I'm not defending management,if they are guilty they should be punished...rotten eggs shouldn't be spared..but where is temple management is version????t

(If it were india and incident like this comes in press...case would have registered next day against mngmnt.......either they apologize or face trail.minimum punishment 3 years)
 

dil-se-desi

MPA (400+ posts)
He must be genius who published this story in english newpaper to provoke low caste Hindus. ;)
No offence buddy, but as far as i know even in India low caste Hindus are not allowed to enter the temples for upper caste Hindus. so please come out of this conversion story. lol

there is big lower cast politics in india and more than half of parliamentarian are from lower class.if lower cast people are denied any privilege
then these politicians stops the country from functioning. though some isolated incident happens sometime....and are highlighted by our own press big time..
that give some chance to you people to propagate.
 

Geek

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
So do you think propa****a is only for you to do against us. Don't we have a right to propagate against you.[hilar][hilar]
 

dil-se-desi

MPA (400+ posts)
right ...that means more than half of indians are rotten eggs...throw them in *****...lol

rotten eggs.....hahahaha

everything becomes rotten when it stop moving (like still water gets fungus.... not moving water)

indians have given more than 50% reservation (in education,jobs,politics) to underprivileged in their society and eliminated feudal,landlords after independence.
this shows the courage to fight with problems practically and realistically....with the spirit of moving on.

your 95% ruling and political elite is either feudal,landlords,rich industrialists.bonded labor and slavery still exists at large.
just tell what you people have done for underprivileged in last 63 years.

concept pakistan was established on the basis of SHAYARI (of Allama iqbal)

and you people still try to find solution of every problem in SHERO SHAYARI...(like we will eat grass...but won't compromise....and knock hard at IMF)
 

gazoomartian

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
I see y'all are engaged in cross fire with an idiot. I will just leave you guys alone. have the best one LOL
 

dil-se-desi

MPA (400+ posts)
I see y'all are engaged in cross fire with an idiot. I will just leave you guys alone. have the best one LOL


there is one more idiot who thinks pakistan election commission on the basis of an email will flew to canada and hand deliver a political party's recognition letter
and will apologies for late respond.
 

Night_Hawk

Siasat.pk - Blogger
Jaitan bai ne bola AUR daily time ne chhap diya....without getting temple management's exp*****ion on this issue.

I'm not defending management,if they are guilty they should be punished...rotten eggs shouldn't be spared..but where is temple management is version????t

(If it were india and incident like this comes in press...case would have registered next day against mngmnt.......either they apologize or face trail.minimum punishment 3 years)
[hilar][hilar]For you to talk about Conspiracy theory for conversion !(clap)[hilar][hilar][hilar][hilar]
 

dil-se-desi

MPA (400+ posts)
right ...that means more than half of indians are rotten eggs...throw them in *****...lol

when I was growing up...I use to watch ptv program BAHADUR ALI (some time tv gets signal)

still that music flows some time in ears....bahadur ali..ye fizae hasien..manzille raste...sab hai tere liye)

he was projected as brave guy in deeds..who abrobs all the problems/pains silently...
and use to speaks...one sentence...."AYE MERE RAB MERE ELAM ME EZAFA KAR"

other than our own system...who gave us alot despite of limited resources..we learnt from your society too...and this is your bad luck you didn't learn anything from us...(put a filter)

it does not look like you belong to same society who left some impression on us during our upbringing.